Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik launched different projects worth Rs 1800 crore during his visit to Angul district today.
While Patnaik inaugurated 746 projects worth Rs 313 crore, he laid foundation stones for 795 projects worth Rs 1492 crore, said an official press release.
In addition to that, the Chief Minister announced that two mega drinking water projects will be implemented in Angul at a cost of Rs 350 crore which has been approved by the State Cabinet. These two projects will make available drinking water to the people of 48 panchayats in the district, he added.
Describing Angul as a land of service and struggle, the Chief Minister remembered the sacrifices and service of Nabakrushna Chowdhury, Malati Chowdhury and Pabitra Mohan Pradhan.
Dubbing development as the biggest identity of Angul, Patnaik said that employment opportunities are increasing with the establishment of industries in Angul. The state has managed to attract capital of Rs 10 lakh crore in the current Make-in-Odisha conclave, he added.
The Chief Minister has provided Rs 242 crores for Angul’s Mission Shakti. As many as 75,000 women of 7,372 Mission Shakti groups of the district will be benefited from this.
Stating that Mission Shakti is his favourite programme, the CM said that members of Mission Shakti meet him every day and tell him their success stories, which makes him very happy.
Expressing that he wants to see women as entrepreneurs, he announced that the state government will provide all support for this. Mission Shakti members will be given interest-free assistance of Rs 50,000 crore, he added.
The programme was attended by the Deputy Speaker, MLAs of the district.
The Chief Minister on his arrival at the Angul Stadium addressed the public and launched various developmental projects.
On reaching the railway station he flagged off the Sambalpur-Shalimar-Sambalpur train. Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw and other dignitaries attended the programme.
Later, the Chief Minister went to Angul Loco Shed Siding and inaugurated the new MCRL rail line and launched the Angul-Balram Link goods train.